Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's Harris Interactive College Football PollSM shows the Top 25 results compiled from rankings submitted by the Harris Interactive panel of former coaches, players and administrators, and current and former members of the media.  Alabama and Oregon are #1 and #2 respectively, and are followed by five other teams - South Carolina, West Virginia, Kansas State, Florida, and Notre Dame – that are also undefeated.

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Highlights of October 7 Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Previous Game

Next Game

(weekend of Oct 6)

(weekend of Oct 13)

1

Alabama (108)

5-0

2,820

Idle

at Missouri

2

Oregon (5)

6-0

2,706

Beat Washington 52-21

Idle

3

South Carolina

6-0

2,565

Beat Georgia 35-7

at No. 8 LSU

4

West Virginia

5-0

2,376

Beat Texas 48-45

at Texas Tech

5

Kansas State

5-0

2,355

Beat Kansas 56-16

at No. 25 Iowa State

6

Florida

5-0

2,305

Beat LSU 14-6

at Vanderbilt

7

Notre Dame

5-0

2,210

Beat Miami (FL) 41-3

No. 16 Stanford

8

LSU

5-1

1,901

Lost to Florida 14-6

No. 3 South Carolina

9

Florida State

5-1

1,736

Lost to North Carolina State 17-16

Boston College

10

USC

4-1

1,634

Beat Utah 38-28

at Washington

11

Georgia

5-1

1,532

Lost to South Carolina 35-7

Idle

12

Oregon State

4-0

1,516

Beat Washington State 19-6

at BYU

13

Oklahoma

3-1

1,428

Beat Texas Tech 41-20

No. 15 Texas

14

Clemson

5-1

1,410

Beat Georgia Tech 47-31

Idle

15

Texas

4-1

1,287

Lost to West Virginia 48-45

No. 13 Oklahoma

16

Stanford

4-1

1,266

Beat Arizona 54-48 (OT)

at No. 7 Notre Dame

17

Mississippi State

5-0

1,093

Beat Kentucky 27-14

Tennessee

18

Louisville

5-0

1,088

Idle

at Pittsburgh

19

Rutgers

5-0

785

Beat Connecticut 19-3

Syracuse

20

Cincinnati

4-0

552

Beat Miami (OH) 52-14

Fordham

21

TCU

4-1

384

Lost to Iowa State 37-23

at Baylor

22

Boise State

4-1

335

Beat Southern Miss 40-14

Fresno State

23

Texas A&M

4-1

291

Beat Ole Miss 30-27

at No. 24 Louisiana Tech

24

Louisiana Tech

5-0

147

Beat UNLV 58-31

No. 23 Texas A&M

25

Iowa State

4-1

129

Beat TCU 37-23

No. 5 Kansas State

Number of first place votes shown in parentheses.

Other teams receiving votes:  Baylor 126; Michigan State 121; Ohio 108; Arizona State 99; Nebraska 75; Michigan 67; Northwestern 42; Wisconsin 42; Texas Tech 39; NC State 33; Oklahoma State 31; Duke 21; UCLA 16; Nevada 13; Washington 12; California 6; Western Kentucky 5; Fresno State 4; Tulsa 4; Tennessee 3; Arizona 2; Louisiana-Monroe 2; Virginia Tech 2; Toledo 1.

Poll Methodology and Process

The 2012 Harris Interactive College Football Poll is comprised of former players, coaches, administrators and current and former members of the media who have committed to submit rankings for the top 25 college football teams each week. These panelists were randomly selected from among more than 300 nominations submitted by the 11 Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) offices and the independent schools. The panel has been designed to be a statistically valid representation of all 11 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences and independent institutions. Today, 113 poll participants submitted their top 25 college football team rankings (two panelists were unable to submit rankings for personal reasons).  Harris Interactive applies a standard statistical practice that allows it to identify potential instability, error or bias associated with unusual ranking patterns.  Those rankings that are identified through the analysis are verified to ensure that each panelist's intent is accurately reflected.

This week's rankings and other information about the poll can be found at www.harrisinteractive.com/bcspoll and www.bcsfootball.org.

About Harris Interactive

Harris Interactive is one of the world's leading market research firms, leveraging research, technology, and business acumen to transform relevant insight into actionable foresight.  Known widely for the Harris Poll® and for pioneering innovative research methodologies, Harris offers proprietary solutions in the areas of market and customer insight, corporate brand and reputation strategy, and marketing, advertising, public relations and communications research.  Harris possesses expertise in a wide range of industries including health care, technology, public affairs, energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant, and consumer package goods.  Additionally, Harris has a portfolio of multi-client offerings that complement our custom solutions while maximizing our client's research investment. Serving clients in more than 196 countries and territories through our North American and European offices, Harris specializes in delivering research solutions that help us - and our clients—stay ahead of what's next.  For more information, please visit www.harrisinteractive.com.

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